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The cover of Happy Place, a contemporary romance novel by Emily Henry. (Penguin Random House/Graphic by Nate Mauldin)

REVIEW: Emily Henry’s ‘Happy Place’ is the perfect read to start off your summer

Grace Lanham, Staff Writer May 31, 2023
Emily Henry never fails to exceed reader’s expectations, and her recent release, “Happy Place,” is no exception. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading all of Henry’s books, but “Happy Place” is the perfect follow-up to her three most recent romance titles, all of which I have read: “People We Meet On Vacation,” “Beach Read,” and “Book Lovers.” “Happy Place,” published on April 25, will find a new spot in all readers’ hearts.
The entrace of Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tenn. (Cumberland Heights)

OP-ED: One day at a time—my battle with addiction

Grant Savage, Contributing Writer May 18, 2023
During this time, my mother and I learned a lot about our relationship. Not only was I abusing drugs, but I was also stealing and lying to her. Shortly before Cumberland Heights, she figured out that I withdrew $2,000 from her account. Law enforcement suggested filing charges against me, which she seriously considered. No charges were brought upon me but a 60-day stint in jail, courtesy of my mother, proved her point. These were topics talked about out loud during family week amongst all of the other participants. Learning about everyone else’s struggles with addiction helped shape my thinking for the rest of my stay at Cumberland Heights.
The titular Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. (Universal Pictures)

REVIEW: Let’s-a-go! ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is a fun spin on a popular franchise

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor April 11, 2023
The meme waterfall that followed Chris Pratt’s casting announcement turned the newest franchise-based film, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” into something of a must-see. Due to the popularity of the Mario games—because who hasn’t played Mario Kart at least once in their life—the film garnered some speculation. Would it pay proper homage or soullessly promote the video games it hails from?
Olha Novikova poses with the Ukranian flag outside of Dobo Hall. Novikova is the current president of UNCWs Ukrainian Culture Club. (Courtesy of Olha Novikova)

The impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on UNCW students

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2023
Following months of unusual Russian troop movements, threats and shellfire along the border, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. For over a year now, the whole world has watched as countless lives have been lost, families torn apart and cities destroyed. But behind each photograph and headline, number and statistic, video and dispatch, are real people with real stories to tell, often lost to the desensitization and chaos of war. A few such people are students in Wilmington and UNCW, specifically.
Amir Kelly smiling for the camera. Photo from Amari Kelly.

Amari Kelly: Student, athlete, and father

Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor February 24, 2023
Amari Kelly can be found in the gym, in the classroom, or in Trask Coliseum during some of the greatest Seahawk basketball games ever. What most people don’t know about Amari is his responsibility of being a father, and his one-year-old son, Amir.
Society has made Christmas into an extremely glamorized event that is easily capitalized off of.

Christmas advertisements fail to reflect holiday realities

Michael Friant, Staff Writer December 19, 2022
Holiday marketing should include everyone’s reality rather than just scanty picturesque moments. While advertisements and movies can continue promoting joyous holiday moments, they should also incorporate the less fortunate aspects of the holidays. Due to the lack of the former in media, many are unfortunately instilled with a sense of shame and guilt if their situations do not fit the Hollywood mold.
BOOK CLUB: Delve into ‘Unlikely Animals’ with The Seahawk

BOOK CLUB: Delve into ‘Unlikely Animals’ with The Seahawk

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor October 7, 2022
The Seahawk book club welcomes fall with a pick fitting the season. This month’s selection is “Unlikely Animals” by Annie Hartnett, a one-of-a-kind read.

REVIEW: ‘Turning Red’ has a lot of heart but falls short of Pixar greatness

Eriq Dixon, Staff Writer March 13, 2022
"Turning Red" may not be Pixar’s most amazing film despite what it does offer. It’s childishly entertaining, easy on the eyes and features memorable characters that are sure to win the hearts of many. However, because the story fails to make any real attempt at a subtle approach to its theme, it loses emotional impact. It’s truly unfortunate that “Turning Red” is only a good movie when it could have been a great one.
The Christie Affair is a novel written by UNCW creative writing professor Nina de Gramot. It is the September pick for Reeses Book Club.

BOOK CLUB: ‘The Christie Affair’ is a twisty, tragic mystery that Agatha Christie herself would devour

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor March 2, 2022
The Seahawk’s February book club pick “The Christie Affair” is a mystery that will keep you pushing off work for one more page. If you are an Agatha Christie fan, this is the perfect novel for you. Besides the famous author playing a titular role in the plot, the web Nina de Gramont spins in this fictionalized account of Christie’s disappearance is something Christie herself would applaud.

REVIEW: ‘Bel-Air’ is a fresh take on the Will Smith classic, but is it necessary?

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer February 15, 2022
Peacock’s newest original series “Bel Air” reboots “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” for the modern day. At a time where reboots are frequent and subjected to comparisons to predecessors, “Bel-Air” has a lot to live up to for “Fresh Prince” fans. Rather than being a straight recreation, or a sitcom like the original, “Bel-Air” is a grounded and dramatic reimagining that does away with the more comedic aspects. Given the original’s iconic status in pop culture, many may question if this reboot is necessary. The three-episode premiere makes the premise timely and adds more depth than before, but it also makes questionable decisions along the way.

REVIEW: ‘The Unforgivable’ is a gritty film about trauma at a young age and being haunted by the past

Grace Hall, Contributing Writer December 12, 2021
In a world where children are forced to grow up too fast, life doesn’t just go on. The past is carried heavily, and though regrets may be held as well, this doesn’t mean others will forgive you. Everyone is a child in one way or another, yearning for love and attempting to find their way in life. The web of pain spreads from one individual to another, and as the saying goes, hurt people hurt people. “The Unforgivable” really bends down to a child’s level, looks them in the eye, and begs the question, “When does it stop?”

REVIEW: Lady Gaga lends dramatic quality to the biographical drama ‘House of Gucci’

Boyce Rucker, Intern November 28, 2021
The casting for the movie is exceptional, but Gaga gives a larger-than-life performance. Gaga’s pop star persona is barely noticeable here as she immerses herself into the role of Patrizia. Although Patrizia is still alive, Gaga refused to meet with her as she did not want to fuel Patrizia’s self-glorification for her former husband’s murder. Choosing to focus on videos and interview clips instead, Gaga replicates Patrizia’s mannerisms, Italian accent and fashion choices.
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